Santa Fe, New Mexico: Folk Art All Mixed Together

The funky agglomeration was collected by Alexander and Susan Girardin, and is displayed in the otherwise staid Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA).

Museum of International Folk Art

Address:
706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
Directions:
Museum of International Folk Art. I-25 exit 282B (Saint Francis Drive), north to Cordova Rd, turn right. When Cordova ends, follow the signs to Museum Hill; turn left onto Camino Corrales, go two blocks to a 4-way stop. Turn right onto Old Santa Fe Trail. The second right is Camino Lejo, marked with a sculpture depicting the Santa Fe Trail and a large sign that says MUSEUM HILL. Turn right onto Camino Lejo. Free visitor parking on left.
Hours:
Daily 10 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
505-476-1200
Admission:
Adults $8 -16+under free.
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Folk art.

Folk Art All Mixed Together

If you are a fan of miniatures, dioramas, and folk costume dolls, this one is for you. Mildly weird, but as a collector's collection, it lacks the soul of a maker's collection. Admission also gets you entrance to the other art museums on "Museum Hill" and some downtown museums. Right next to an American Indian museum.

[tenkism, 09/21/2013]

Folk art displays.

Folk Art All Mixed Together

This is at the serious International Museum of Folk Art, but the largest exhibit is a donation from years of collecting by Alexander and Susan Girard. Alexander Girard designed the exhibition, and this is what makes it all so funky. Rather than being stuffy with facts and an orderly display, he has chosen to assemble the pieces as he considered artistically pleasing. Art from different countries and eras is all mixed together. Some of it isn't even art. I think I spotted some Sunshine Family dolls in one of the exhibits (little girls who grew up in the 1970s will recognize them).

[Karen, 05/24/2008]

Sept. 2013: Photo added.


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